June 4, 2021

Biden: Black People Can't Work With Accountants and Lawyers

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By: Konrad Holden

In Brief:

While speaking in Tulsa, OK, President Biden made a remark that downplayed the abilities of black entrepreneurs to take care of basic business responsibilities, such as finding an accountant or lawyer. He faced a whole slew of criticism over the comment.

The Background: 

On Tuesday, Biden spoke at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During his speech, which focused on racial issues, he made this comment: “Young black entrepreneurs are just as capable of succeeding, given the chance, as white entrepreneurs are.  But they don’t have lawyers. They don’t have—they—they don’t have accountants, but they have great ideas.”

This comment, along with his past comments about blacks, shows what he truly believes. Biden, and most white liberals, don’t think black Americans can’t figure out how to get an ID, hire a lawyer, or hire an accountant.

He received loads of criticism from both sides of the aisle.

Barrington Martin II, a former black Democratic House Candidate in Georgia, blasted the president for downplaying the abilities of black Americans: “Translation: even the smart negroes still need help. I’m so disgusted.”

Allie Beth Stuckey, a podcast host for Blaze TV, reacted by asking black Americans, “Why, why, why allow yourself to be patronized like this? You don’t have to.”

Former U.S. House Candidate Lavern Spicer called the president out: “I’m black and I know exactly where to get lawyers and accountants, you racist.”

And former Navy Seal turned motivational speaker Robert J. O’Neill delivered one of the most scathing remarks when he said, “Imagine if a white guy said this nonsense. Oh, wait…”

Most Democrats were unsurprisingly quiet about the comment.

Notable Quotes:

“The President of the United States doesn't think black entrepreneurs have lawyers or accountants, which seems like some of that 'soft bigotry of low expectations.’ That's the Democrats' favorite kind of racism.” - Spencer Brown, TownHall.com

“Why is it that every time he speaks about the black community he makes us seem incapable of the simplest tasks? Whether it’s getting an ID card, using the internet to make an appointment or now this.” - Jeffery A Dove Jr., black Republican Virginia House of Delegates Candidate

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